Oshkosh Corp has won more than $33 million contract from US Marine Corps for an additional 54 P-19R Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicles.
Oshkosh expects to field the first P-19Rs in June of 2017 and in total, Oshkosh will deliver 164 P-19Rs through 2019, the company announced Monday.
“The P-19R vehicle is a reliable, expeditionary vehicle built to help firefighting crews effectively respond and carry out the mission, wherever it may be,” said Pat Williams, Vice President and General Manager of Army and Marine Corps Programs at Oshkosh Defense.
“It is critical that Marines have the ability to respond quickly to situations regardless of off-road or on-road environments, and the Oshkosh P-19R delivers the next-generation capability needed to accomplish just that.” Williams added.
The Oshkosh P-19R achieves “gold standard” performance in off-road environments with the Oshkosh TAK-4 independent suspension system.
This technology has been used on more than 20,000 military-class vehicles, and delivers 16 inches of independent wheel travel to provide greater all-terrain performance for off-runway emergencies. In addition, the system provides the payload capacity needed to carry 1,000 gallons of water, 130 gallons of foam agent, and 500 lbs. of Halotron auxiliary firefighting agent. The roof and bumper turrets combined will discharge up to 750 gallons per minute.
The Oshkosh P-19R is also equipped with the Oshkosh Command Zone integrated control and diagnostics system. This fully-automated system provides access to vital vehicle information, and allows Marines to repair and troubleshoot vehicles, view real-time performance data and remotely access diagnostics information.
The P-19R is also outfitted with advanced Striker firefighting systems from Oshkosh Airport Products, the industry-leading ARFF vehicle producer.